Let's break it down and see what it really means.
Basically, the researchers wanted to find out how long the virus was “viable” on surfaces and in the air as an “aerosol”
But when doctors do certain procedures on a patient’s airway, we might create true "aerosols"
Viable virus was found on PLASTIC for about 72 hours, and
on STAINLESS STEEL for up to 48 hours, but in much smaller numbers than at “time zero”
and none found on CARDBOARD after 24 hours.
But what about this “aerosol” headline – that’s the scary part, right?
The used air at 21-23°C and 65% relative humidity – not exactly most of Canada right now
But is it LIKELY that it can SPREAD to people in the real world due to this? No, I don't think so. BUT...
As I've said before: good science takes time.
But not to a person at the grocery store walking by another person, or people walking past each other in a park...
Wash your hands
Don’t touch your face
Stay home sick
And stay 2m away from others if they’re coughing or sneezing